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The City 2006 [20060128|09:44]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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The first building lives at 30 Cannon Street and resembles the prow of a cruise ship. The third building houses the Salvation Army International Headquarters and resembles a Habitrail. St. Paul's Cathedral, in the middle, is under construction. Somebody thought the best way to make it presentable would be to wrap all the scaffolding in painted plastic sheeting…resembling the cathedral.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2006-01-28 09:58 (UTC)
None of the thumbs are showing up.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-01-28 13:55 (UTC)
Try it now?
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[User Picture]From: becala
2006-01-28 17:41 (UTC)
All fixed. :) And way funnier now that one needn't click to the larger to see what's being discussed.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-01-29 15:05 (UTC)
Yeah, the LJ scrapbook didn't used to have the security settings of the galleries matched with those of the pictures you uploaded to it. As in, you'd create a private gallery but the photos would be public. They've changed that now. So I made a private gallery for the thumbs, and when I uploaded them, they were set to private. I didn't notice because, of course, I was logged in when I posted the entry. Thanks for pointing it out.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2006-01-29 16:23 (UTC)
There are some other weird code things going on with lj as well.
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[User Picture]From: prosicated
2006-01-28 18:56 (UTC)
I had the same problem. =)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-01-29 15:09 (UTC)
I...I hadn't thought about that. I only marveled at the face of its sheer, glaring ugliness.

o_O
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[User Picture]From: prosicated
2006-01-29 16:45 (UTC)
It is, indeed, glaringly ugly, but there's some good borges-ian punning going on, whether or not it's intentional. (And honestly, at least it's not covered in ads, as it would be in the States.)
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-01-29 10:56 (UTC)
Off topic, but I'm wondering what kind of Lomo you use. I saw some on sale locally and am considering getting either a coloursplash or an action sampler. Also, do you have a digital version, or do you scan in your photos?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-01-29 15:03 (UTC)
I don't have a scanner, so I get the shop to scan the photos in when I go to get the film processed. I don't think Lomo makes digital versions of its cameras.

I got an ActionSampler to replace my SuperSampler when the latter started shredding film. I finally go the two rolls of film that I shot with the ActionSampler developed. All the photos were shit (underexposed, cracks in the lenses, just bleh), so I wouldn't recommend the AS. The SuperSampler, on the other hand, gave me amazing results. I don't know anything about the ColourSplash.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-01-29 22:06 (UTC)
Ugh, that's a shame about your photos.

After looking extensively on their website, I noted the lack of digital cameras. I think some of the film processing places have the option of putting images on a cd, which would work for me, and one of my housemates has a scanner.

I think I will go for the coloursplash, I like the idea of supersaturated colour.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2006-01-30 16:16 (UTC)
Poor St. Paul's. It looks like it's being slowly eaten by a skectchbook.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-01-31 08:41 (UTC)
First case of a famous edifice being literally murdered by bureaucracy?
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-01-31 01:14 (UTC)
*scratches head* What's happening in the third photo with the road stripes? Is it to catch your eye before heading into a congested area? Odd, that. Looks like the Stripe-erTruck driver had a convulsing fit. Three times.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-01-31 08:39 (UTC)
Nah, it's just the way they mark the shoulder/center lines sometimes. I'm not certain because I don't drive here, but I imagine it means "no stopping at any time."
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[User Picture]From: mysti77
2006-02-01 09:10 (UTC)

Cannon Street

I work on Cannon Street and love the area. Maybe because most of my working years I've spent working in the financial district of Port of Spain (Capital of Trinidad). I think it can also do with the fact that the Bank area totally fits my idea of 'working in London'.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-01 09:57 (UTC)
You're so right! I think it's the black cabs cruising up and down, the blend of the sleekly modern and very old buildings, and the way everything gives off an air of quiet, even when the streets are full of suity men.
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